The Royal James Lounge

Another case where a simple permit plan turned into an extraordinary project.  The furniture is crafted by the bar owner himself.  Fantastic commissioned artwork and profound lighting and colors create a rich and intimate location.  Their backyard patio is the right place for a Carolina night.

In its urban setting, this property is landlocked.  AOArch negotiated on behalf of the building owner for a property agreement with the City of Raleigh that allowed for safe egress for patrons through the rear exit.


  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Date: Completed in 2012
  • Size: 1815 square feet
  • Team: Andy
  • Engineer: Maple Engineering